Using ChromaCam (or other) on Mac to replace a green screen with a static image?

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Using ChromaCam (or other) on my Mac to replace a green screen with a static image?

I need to replace the green screen for live streaming with a Logitech C922 on a Macbook.

Does ChromaCam support this? I see other names, like Syphon, CamTwist, VirtualEyez, Veescope, Wirecast, MimoLive (formerly BoinxTV) or Visual Communicator. (ChromaCam is based on Personify, which I think is Windows only.)

I need to run this on my Mac, since Windows runs of parallels, and I see a huge time delay on the webcam that make it unacceptable.

Please let me know.

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from the video's that I've seen ChromaCam has the least amount of artificing (you do have to remain relatively stationary though -- not normally a problem)
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If you're doing one video + there's no movement in your video, ChromaCam may work (sometimes yes, sometimes no).

If you're producing many green screen videos on a regular basis + there's movement, start with a recording platform like ScreenFlow which provides true green screen support.

ScreenFlow tends to produce higher quality audio + video rendering than other systems I've used (Camtasia being possible the worst) + also ScreenFlow correctly uses all system threads during rendering, which tends to dramatically speed up renders. ScreenFlow can also use GPU hardware acceleration, if you have a newer Mac + ScreenFlow can figure out hardware acceleration is possible. (You'll see this option in the render tab, if ScreenFlow senses hardware it understands).
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I will check out ScreenFlow, thanks.
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@newbieweb your link is dead - Question Deleted
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Yes, I changed my plans and decided to use YouTube to stream the video. So, my questions were no longer an issue.

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